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Leila S.
$300/hr
Fashion Design
Presentation
Concept Design
T-Shirt Design
Adobe Photoshop
Creative Strategy
Adobe Illustrator
Textile Engineering
Fashion Illustration
Kickstarter Marketing

For years I designed multi million and billon dollar fashion brands while running my own celebrity loved Leila Shams label. Now I consult with start-up fashion businesses and I've just launched TA3 SWIM, a shaping swimwear line. Follow me on IG @leilashamsfashion @ta3swim HOURLY CONSULTING: Have an idea but not sure where to start? I know how overwhelming it can be. I can answer your questions and give you advice and referrals. To book an hour long consultation please invite me to a $300 consulting job. From a consulting client: Leila's services are the best investment I've made since starting my fashion line venture. I hit a road block...

Annie L.
$85/hr
Fashion Design
Apparel
Sourcing
Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Creative Direction
Product Development
Digital Illustration
Technical Illustration

You have a great concept for a clothing brand. You’re ready to get started but don’t quite know where to begin. If only you could find someone that can guide you through the steps to bring your vision to life. You’re here because you’re looking for a fashion designer that can take your ideas to paper so a factory can produce your masterpiece. Look no further because you’ve found a fashion designer that not only has an extensive design background but has worked in the industry for 12 years from design to development to production to marketing and sales. Who better to bring your brand to its full potential than someone who has done exactly...

Andrea T.
$40/hr
Fashion Design
Logo Design
Print Design
Adobe Photoshop
Photo Retouching
Digital Printing
Adobe Illustrator
Technical Documentation

I´m a driven and flexible fashion and graphic designer with a proven record of delivering creative and innovate design solutions. I have 15 years of experience in Fashion market, specializing in kids wear, swimwear, women and men´s garment designs. As well, I development artworks, positional prints, embroidery, and all over prints (patterns). I have a lot of experience development tech specs and fashion trends boards. I am here to offer you my skills and experience to help you grow and develop your business and your brand identity. I can provide you with a complete range of designs solutions to improve and enhance the impact of your...

Irina T.
$75/hr
Fashion Design
Doodle
Surface Design
Graphic Design
Textile Design
Design Patterns
Packaging Design
Adobe Illustrator
Digital Illustration
Label and Package Design

⭐ EXPERIENCED DESIGNER and I am the PERFECT fit for your company!⭐ 10 years of experience in package and graphic design, working with womenswear, kidswear, bedding, fashion. My patterns were used by top brands like AVON, FABERLIC, OLYMPIC GAMES, WALMART, SONY, DISNEY I have worked through both trend research and designing (including marketing, branding, and design) and developed my own social networks over 100K followers. I'm the author of the book about patterns "Natural patterns" by Markovka. Adobe Illustrator certified professional I have the ability to do sketches hand drawings. Also, I have a passion for colors and will provide...

Jessie L.
$85/hr
Fashion Design
Apparel
Sourcing
Design Grading
Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign
Design Patterns
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Fashion Illustration

Founded in 2019, Dart Apparel is a company that focuses on apparel design and development. Dart’s goal is to help companies and individuals with their design and development needs. Dart Apparel can fill a need for apparel companies during times of transition and growth, allowing companies to have access to professional work done by an industry expert, without going through the trouble of hiring and relocating a new employee. Individuals seeking help also can have their dreams brought to life through Dart, and are encouraged to reach out. Specialties include computer pattern-making, conceptual design, technical design and development,...

Natalia M.
$30/hr
Fashion Design
3D Design
Print Design
Illustration
3D Rendering
Concept Design
Adobe Photoshop
Design Patterns
Adobe Illustrator
Fashion Illustration

THIMBALL – Making Fashion. Simple. We’ve helped 100’s of established and startup fashion brands by creating custom fashion designs, tech packs and sewing patterns. We design clothing for Women, Men, Kids, Toddlers and Babies. We also design Bags & Wallets. 10 REASONS TO CHOOSE US 1. TRUST - 100’s of ★★★★★ reviews 2. TECHNOLOGY - The latest 3D design software 3. SIMPLE - Streamlined process 4. QUALITY - Natalia, our fearless leader, designed for Ralph Lauren in NYC 5. LOW RISK - Includes 3 rounds of revisions! 6. BUDGET FRIENDLY - Fixed prices 7. EFFICIENCY - 7 days a week! 8. SAVE TIME - Avoid the stress of managing an in-house team 9....

Tatyana M.
$65/hr
Fashion Design
3D Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Vector Illustration
Fashion Illustration
Technical Illustration

If you have an idea for a design but are looking for help with the technical aspects of fashion design - I can help! I can take your ideas and help bring them to life by creating technical sketches, tech packs, spec sheets, BOMs, digitized patterns you can send directly to your manufacturer, and 3D models of your design. With over 7 years of experience in the industry, I can lead you through the process step by step, and offer creative support along the way by giving you design options that will work best with your aesthetic and budget. I also have extensive Accessory Design experience and a large network of contacts in the industry to...

Tosca V.
$65/hr
Fashion Design
Art Direction
ACTIVE Sports
Graphic Design
Product Design
Design Patterns
Wardrobe Styling
Creative & Talent
Product Development
Adobe Creative Suite

+20 Years of experience in fashion design and production. Degree in fashion design at Fashion Academy Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Top rated by Upwork. I am an enthusiastic go-getter and like to share my experience in fashion design and production to get the best results. I am able to work well independently, I am proactive in my thinking and not afraid of making decisions. I am used to work with a wide range of materials and suppliers. My global production experience makes me able to support my fashion designs clearly and to explain technically. I work for international brands, wholesale, start-ups and retail companies. Because of my...

Daniel A.
$80/hr
Fashion Design
Product Design
Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

I have 10+ years of actual work experience in menswear, accessories and graphic design. The majority of those years were with LRG Clothing Company as a senior designer. I have a degree in Graphic Design and recently graduated from Academy of Art University with a degree in Fashion.

Michela F.
$80/hr
Fashion Design
Sketches
2D Design
Sketching
Accessories
Illustration
Bags & Totes
Adobe Photoshop
Fashion Illustration
Technical Illustration

TOP RATED fashion designer and consultant on Upwork My work is helping start-up brands creating their vision and make it real, as well as providing fresh inputs to established fashion companies. I am a womenswear, menswear and accessories designer with 16 years of top experience in the industry. I worked for luxury brands as Valentino and Salvatore Ferragamo, fast fashion brands (Inditex group: Zara, Bershka, Stradivarious) and many other brands worldwide. Since 2010 I run my own sustainable brand Aroma30 managing design, fabrics sourcing, sample process, production and marketing. In the last few years I helped over 170 start-up brands all...

Amy F.
$50/hr
Fashion Design
Adobe InDesign
Product Design
Adobe Photoshop
Wardrobe Styling
Adobe Illustrator

Hi! I have 5+ years of experience in creative and technical design. I have worked with brands such as Koral and I have helped multiple startup companies launch their brands. I have a uniques perspective on design as I have a degree in Sports Medicine as well and take into account how the body moves. I can complete designs, line sheets and tech packs quickly and efficiently. I live in LA and have good contacts with both domestic factories and fabric vendors if needed. Please reach out with any questions! Also, please note that although I have many open contracts, I have availability. These contracts are still open as these clients have...

Aften O.
$95/hr
Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign
Product Design
Design Research
Adobe Photoshop
Email Marketing
Adobe Illustrator
Product Development
Social Media Marketing

I'm an accessory designer in Dallas, Texas with a passion for clean, minimal, and functional design as well as creative branding. With 10+ years of experience designing for successful brands such as Fossil and Skagen Denmark, I have a proven history of designing and developing men's bags, women's handbags, small leather goods, and belts. After pursuing my dream of entrepreneurship, I have since left the corporate world and have been passionately building a freelance career along with founding a successful 501c3 non-profit dog rescue known as The Love Pit. There is nothing I love more than solving branding and design problems for start-ups,...

Stacey C.
$60/hr
Fashion Design
Illustration
Adobe Photoshop
Autodesk AutoCAD
Adobe Illustrator

I am a professional fashion designer and pattern maker specialized in assisting startup brands and established labels in developing their fashion lines. I lead a team of specialists in the area of fashion design called "The Suit Team". I guarantee high quality results and guidance through the entire pre-production process.

Niki E.
$65/hr
Fashion Design
Apparel
Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Fashion Illustration

Apparel Designer with experience in Men's, Women's, Contemporary, Plus, Junior, and Tween markets. Over 8 years of experience in the fashion industry. Proficient in all garment categories, specializing in Denim, Garment Wash, and Wovens. Skills include designing collections from the bottom up and an understanding of process from start to finish, from concept to production, in both small scale and mass-market environments. I can provide mood boards, hand and illustrator sketches, detailed tech packs, patterns, technical specs, and any other aspect of the design process. I can integrate into projects at any point in the timeline. I can...

Alexandra L.
$45/hr
Fashion Design
Drafting
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

Having always worked for small companies is a point of pride for me. Smaller companies have to work with what they have and when you have just as many departments as a large company, but half the staff, you as an employee get to pick up many skills inside and outside of your area of expertise. A few duties outside of design I have preformed for former employers you will not find listed on my resume are blogger, sales, customer service, delivery driver, accountant, and social media marketing. You will also not see on my resume that I am tenacious, kind, hardworking. The greatest skill I will bring to any company is not patternmaking, sewing,...

Candy L.
$65/hr
Fashion Design
CAD
Gowns
Web Design
Print Design
Branding/Logo
Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

I design collections for established as well as start up brands, if you have a brand/collection you are starting and enjoy the work I do please feel free to get in touch, I would love to hear more about it. A bit of my portfolio can be viewed at [www .candylowendesigns. com] My client minimums are as follows: - Weekly hourly minimum 15 hours - Weekly retainer minimum 1,500 - Monthly retainer 5,000 - All collection design projects a minimum 3 week contract - Any piece work requests have a project minimum of 600 and must be under 10 hrs worth of work. Initial phone/video conference consultation $65 up to 1 hr. ($65 will be applied...

Natalya K.
$47/hr
Fashion Design
Sketching
Accessories
Trend Analysis
Product Design
Concept Design
Adobe Illustrator
Product Development
Fashion Illustration
Technical Documentation

I can help you design a luxury collection that is distinctive, eye catching and will sell! Handbag/Accessories/Millinery/Sneaker/Home Decor designer in Luxury and premium market. Experience in leather bags, small leather goods, luggage, home decorative accessories, textile print, embroidery, sneakers, hats, pet dog leashes and collars, toys, sleepwear as well as sustainable and eco friendly materials. 12 years of Design and Sample making experience working with manufacturers in UK, Africa, Europe and Far East. Designed products sold in Europe(east, west, north & south), US, Africa, Middle East & Japan. USP : Experienced designer and...

Evelin M.
$50/hr
Fashion Design
Clothing
3D Design
Animation
3D Modeling
Prototyping
Product Design
Design Research
Fashion Illustration
Technical Illustration

Do you want to see your fashion & design business next to cutting edge competitors? Than get in touch with me as I would love to show you how! Hi there! I'm Evelin, and the value you will receive is an up to date industry must in fashion design, such photo realistic 3D renderings, product animations, technical specs and prototype production. My non-freelance work experience broadens from Haute Couture to Apparel companies: Iris Van Herpen, Lulu Liu London, Lunaticusse functional luxury womenswear, where I am co-founder/creative director Expertise and professional background in: • Tech Packs • Womenswear Collections Design • Pattern...

Daria Z.
$80/hr
Fashion Design
Drawing
Embroidery
Illustration
Print Design
Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop
Acrylic Painting
Adobe Illustrator
Fashion Illustration

Hello! I am Daria from February First fashion design and illustration studio, nice to meet you! February First fashion illustration studio was part of Vogue Italia Talent selection in 2020. I worked as fashion designer, embroidery designer and illustrator for brands like Gucci, Patrizia Pepe, Vika Gazinskaya. Together with my sister I have started the slow fashion brand February First 5 years ago and our garments were worn by Johnny Weir and Lady Gaga. February First collections were also part of editorials for Vogue Italia and Blanc Magazine. I have started my education in the Academy of Arts in Russia. After 3 years in the Academy...

Kiri M.
$95/hr
Fashion Design
Logo Design
Graphic Design
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator

I am a sustainable product designer and consultant with thirteen years of experience in the fashion and product design industries. My specialty and focus is launching new sustainable brands and consulting for existing brands in need of a new aesthetic and product offering. I help companies formulate their sustainable goals, establish their brand DNA, and bring their design ideas to fruition through design. I have in-depth experience working with start-ups and established retail brands and collaborating with sales and marketing teams to deliver design concepts that are marketable, sellable, and that fill a gap in the marketplace. I am...

Daria I.
$75/hr
Fashion Design
Apparel
Research
Trend Analysis
Fashion Illustration

“Fashion is instant language." —Miuccia Prada Even as a multi-lingual European, my most expert form of communication is that of fashion. Now based in the US, I am available to coach you in speaking this language: may it be in the nuanced translation of your concept into a garment, the grasp of industry vocabulary, or the syntax and structure to express your style with absolute fluency. My achievement in the medium has been documented over the past 17 years in publications, fashion houses, corporate retail, and live venues; my work has spoken in Elle Belgium, Marie Claire, Steps Belgium, Target, Reserved, Sears, and on European...

Dragana T.
$40/hr
Fashion Design
CAD
3D Design
CorelDRAW
2D Design
3D Design
Adobe Illustrator
MarvelousDesigner
2D Design/Drawings
Textile Engineering

I will turn your ideas into reality:) With 8 years of experience using Optitex CAD software I make digital patterns, grading, 3D fitting and marker. Creative. Precise in Details. I make: - Fashion and technical illustrations (Adobe Illustrator) - Pattern making, grading and marker making (Optitex, CLO3D) - Detailed Tech Packs (Excel, .pdf) - Converting patterns and marker .ai, .cdr, .pdf, .plt, .dxf - Home print pattern making, letter, A4 - Sewing woven fabric samples My Tech Packs include: - Technical sketches - Design callouts - Stitch and seam details - Construction details - Label...

Paulina U.
$60/hr
Fashion Design
BOM
Clothing
Activewear
Undergarments
Specifications
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Technical Illustration
Technical Documentation

BFA Graduate from Parsons School of Design in NYC and hold an Advanced Certificate in Intimate Apparel/Contour in Leicetser, UK. I have 7+ years of experience in the NYC Intimate Apparel and Fashion Industry. I am formerly the Head of Technical Design at luxury NY based lingerie brand Fleur du Mal, and currently I run an Intimate Apparel Product Development studio called Interior B Studio, where we specialize in Lingerie, Swimwear, Activewear. I have worked as Lingerie Technical Designer for very large private labels as well as worked in lingerie startup companies. I was also the Head of Technical Design for luxury NYC brand Fleur du Mal,...

Oksana C.
$37/hr
Fashion Design
Apparel
Sketching
Logo Design
Adobe Photoshop
Design Patterns
Adobe Illustrator
Watercolor Painting
Fashion Illustration
Digital Illustration

Hi, I am Oksana (Ksenia is second name which I mostly used and are known by in the fashion industry), an enthusiastic fashion designer and fashion/textile illustrator. I Graduated with M.A in Fashion Design. I am in fashion and design more over 13 years. My non-freelance work experience stems across a broad variety of work from Haute Couture to Apparel companies and around the world as I have lived and worked in Europe and England, as well also have a great experience with Arabian countries (UAE Dubai) where I lived the last 5 years. Some of companies I have worked with in the past include : Roche Bobois, zara Home, Harper's Bazaar...

Pamela T.
$38/hr
Fashion Design
Print Design
Graphic Design
Jewelry Design
Concept Design
T-Shirt Design
Product Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Presentation Design

My name is Pamela Tacconi , I'm 35 and I'm an Italian designer. I had the opportunity, during different work experiences and along with a good dose of determination, curiosity and love for my work, to acquire skills to 360 ° in clothing , accessories and shoes . My path is completed in man, woman , child, and infant areas. In 2005 I won 1thposition to "Italian new fashion designer" contest, announced from Vogue Italia in partnership to "Italian fur coats association" (AIP). I worked for many years in the sportswear area ,but I always have an eye to the latest fashion trends, and I keep constantly updated by cool hunting , attending...

Sophie V.
$35/hr
Fashion Design
Illustration
Print Design
Textile Design
T-Shirt Design
Design Patterns
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Watercolor Painting

If you are looking for unique, hand made patterns with high quality and individual approach reach me out. I will help your products to stand out on the market, ORIGINAL DESIGNS ONLY • over 4 years of practical experience in Textile Design industry; • multiple collaborations with world-famous brands such as: Four Seasons Hotels, Kempinski Hotels, ANEX, Pelican Products, Fieldcrest and others; • assistance with launching more than 30 textile and fashion start-ups; • 4 years of professional experience using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop; • Bachelor's and Master's degree in Fashion Design; • experience with multiple textile hand dying techniques...

Maja J.
$60/hr
Fashion Design
Yoga
Activewear
Illustration
ACTIVE Sports
Concept Design
Graphic Design
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Fashion Illustration

Freelance designer specialised in sportswear & lifestyle apparel for women, men and kids. Dedicated and profesional designer with 10 years of experience in sportswear for women, men kids and outerwear working for global brands as Reebok, Inditex & Roxy Strong focus on creating innovative and conceptual designs with consumer and commercial awareness. Extensive knowledge of design process from concept ideas, material research, style design, creation of range plan to developing and fitting samples. Key skills: - Strong research skill, translating trends into key concepts and relevant designs - Ability to work with client brief to create...

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What is a fashion designer?

Whether you need a unique gown for a special occasion or a computer-aided design of an entire apparel collection, a fashion designer can provide the technical, practical, and aesthetic expertise needed to make your idea a reality. Fashion designers can be categorized as creative, - where they take sketches and turn them into full-fledged designs, or technical, - where their expertise tends to focus on fabric specs, care instructions, and location of tags.

How do you hire a fashion designer?

You can source fashion design talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  1. Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a fashion designer.
  2. Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  3. Shortlist and interview fashion designers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of fashion designer you need to complete your project. 

How much does it cost to hire a fashion designer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced fashion designer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their lead generation services more competitively. 

Rates typically charged by fashion designers on Upwork are:

  • Beginner: $30 per hour
  • Intermediate: $48 per hour
  • Advanced: $80 per hour

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

How do you write a fashion designer job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample fashion designer job post titles:

  • We are looking for a fashion designer to help us launch a children’s line
  • Seeking a fashion designer to help turn my sketches into an apparel collection
  • Fashion designer with expertise in latest design software needed by apparel shop

Project description

An effective fashion designer job post should include: 

  • Scope of work: From developing raw sketches to determining the fabrics to be used, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain styles, fabrics, or target markets, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Fashion designer job responsibilities

Here are some examples of fashion designer job responsibilities:

  • Lead the design concept process for our upcoming spring line of women’s jackets.
  • Determine the right fabric for new fall collection of men’s and women’s casual trousers.
  • Proficiency in industry software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, or CorelDRAW.

Fashion designer job requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a fashion designer. Here are some examples:

  • Minimum seven years of experience with demonstrated ability to deliver unique designs
  • Creative acumen with ability to understand client’s objectives and translate them into drawings and computer illustrations
  • Ability to develop unique and flattering winter coats for line of husky men’s apparel
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